Suns vs. Pelicans NBA Preview (4/1/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 1, 2024 - Last Updated on April 3, 2024
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Suns vs. Pelicans

The Phoenix Suns travel to play against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight. The game tips off at 8 p.m. ET at the Smoothie King Center, and will be broadcast on NBA TV. Betting odds have the Suns as a -1 road favorite, with the over/under set at 224.5 points.

Suns vs. Pelicans pregame odds for Monday night

The pregame NBA betting odds for the Suns vs. Pelicans are in the same general range across various sportsbooks. Phoenix is a -1 favorite on the point spread, with the total at 224.5 points. On the moneyline, DraftKings has the Suns at -115 and the Pelicans at -105. Current odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks are as follows.

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Suns vs. Pelicans. 

Suns vs. Pelicans projected starting lineups (4/1/24)

Phoenix Suns starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Devin Booker
  • SG: Bradley Beal
  • SF: Grayson Allen
  • PF: Kevin Durant
  • C: Jusuf Nurkic

New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup tonight

  • PG: CJ McCollum
  • SG: Trey Murphy III
  • SF: Herbert Jones
  • PF: Zion Williamson
  • C: Jonas Valanciunas

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata. 

Suns vs. Pelicans injuries for tonight’s game

For the Suns, Damion Lee remains sidelined with a knee injury. The Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram due to a knee injury. Jose Alvarado is expected to miss his third straight game with a hip injury.

Team standings & stats for Monday’s game

This will be the second meeting of the season for the two teams. Phoenix picked up a 123-109 road win in the first one, covering the spread as a 2.5-point underdog, with the total going under the total of 237.5 points.

Phoenix Suns team stats

The Phoenix Suns stand at 43-31, which ranks 8th in the Western Conference. The club is 6-4 over their last 10 games, including a win over the Denver Nuggets last Wednesday. Last time out, they lost at the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-103. Season stats for the Suns are as follows:

  • Points per game: 116.7 (10th)
  • Points allowed per game: 114.1 (16th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.3 (8th)
  • Assists per game: 27.0 (11th)
  • FG%: 49.5 (4th)
  • 3PT%: 38.1 (5th)

New Orleans Pelicans team stats

The New Orleans Pelicans are 45-29 and currently 6th in the Western Conference. The team is 6-4 over their last 10 outings, including a win to the Bucks on Friday. On Saturday, the team lost at home 104-92 to the Boston Celtics. Key season stats for the Pelicans are below:

  • Points per game: 115.2 (13th)
  • Points allowed per game: 110.3 (8th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.4 (7th)
  • Assists per game: 27.0 (11th)
  • FG%: 48.7 (8th)
  • 3PT%: 37.8 (6th)

Player stats for Suns vs. Pelicans

Phoenix Suns leaders before tonight’s game

Here are the top Suns players from the loss to the Thunder:

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 26 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Devin Booker (SG): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Grayson Allen (SF): 13 PTS, 9 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 5 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS

After getting the win over the Pelicans, the Suns play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Here are the top five Phoenix players based on current season stats.

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 27.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Devin Booker (SG): 27.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.9 APG
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 17.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Grayson Allen (SF): 13.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 11.2 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 3.7 APG

New Orleans Pelicans leaders before tonight’s game

Here are the top five players for the Pelicans during the loss to the Celtics:

  • Zion Williamson (PF): 25 PTS, 9 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • CJ McCollum (PG): 24 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Herbert Jones (SF): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Trey Murphy III (SF): 11 PTS, 9 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Naji Marshall (SF): 5 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST

After losing to the Suns, the Pelicans play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Below are the stats leaders for New Orleans on the season to date:

  • Zion Williamson (PF): 22.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Brandon Ingram (SF): 20.9 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.8 APG
  • CJ McCollum (PG): 18.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • Trey Murphy III (SF): 14.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.1 APG
  • Jonas Valanciunas (C): 12.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.1 APG
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